Geoffrey specialises in musculoskeletal biomechanics, orthopaedics, and joint preservation methods -- aspiring to outline a path for joint restoration, injury prevention, and healthy ageing. He implements an interdisciplinary approach to his musculoskeletal research (in vivo, in vitro, in silico) and bridges the basic, clinical, and translational aspects of his work with the MSk Lab and The Biomechanics Group.
Graduating as Valedictorian, Geoffrey received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, where he examined the effects of cam-type femoroacetabular impingement on hip joint loading. Geoffrey determined which anatomical and functional characteristics were associated with clinical symptoms and simulated patient-specific computational models to assess the risks of early hip osteoarthritis. Currently, Geoffrey continues to examine joint preservation techniques for the young adult hip, to better understand the effects of structural morphology (e.g., hip impingement, dysplasia), capsular ligaments, instability, implant options, novel surgical techniques, and reconstruction parameters on joint function and mechanics.
Geoffrey's interdisciplinary approach is highlighted by numerous awards, high impact papers, book chapters, and special invitations to international conferences. Geoffrey recently received a 2019 Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy Award (Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation) for his work in hip joint preservation and surgical strategies for the young adult hip. Geoffrey also received a coveted 2019 New Investigator Recognition Award (Orthopaedic Research Society, prestigious early career accolade in musculoskeletal research); and was co-awarded the 2018 Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, highest achievement for an orthopaedic research program). He also received honours from the British Hip Society, British Orthopaedic Research Society, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society, International Society of Biomechanics, and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research©.
PhD (Valedictorian) Mechanical Engineering | University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
MASc Biomedical Engineering | University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
BScEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering | Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Ng KC, Jeffers J, Beaule P, 2019, Hip joint capsular anatomy, mechanics, and surgical management, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume, Vol:101, ISSN:0021-9355, Pages:2141-2151
et al., 2019, Hip joint torsional loading before and after cam femoroacetabular impingement surgery, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol:47, ISSN:0363-5465, Pages:420-430
et al., 2018, Unravelling the hip pistol grip/cam deformity: Origins to joint degeneration, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol:36, ISSN:0736-0266, Pages:3125-3135
et al., 2018, Cam FAI and Smaller Neck Angles Increase Subchondral Bone Stresses During Squatting, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, ISSN:0009-921X, Pages:1-1
et al., 2018, Altered walking and muscle patterns reduce hip contact forces in individuals with symptomatic cam femoroacetabular impingement, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol:46, ISSN:0363-5465, Pages:2615-2623
et al., 2018, Anatomic predictors of sagittal hip and pelvic motions in patients with a cam deformity, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol:46, ISSN:0363-5465, Pages:1331-1342